There was a deer who was sick, so she lay down in a grassy field to rest. When they heard she was sick, her friends came to visit her.
The rabbit came. "I hope you feel better soon!" he said. He also nibbled on the grass near the deer.
The sheep came, and the cow, and the goat, even the little grasshopper. They all brought good wishes, and they also ate the grass.
So, when the deer did begin to feel better, all the grass was gone; there was nothing for her to eat nearby, and she died of hunger.
Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 155 in the book, which is Perry 305.
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